Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, Karen! I'm new to cookie decorating (and am already addicted!) and this recipe was the first royal icing recipe I tried. It was so easy to make and easy to use, especially for a beginner. But even though it worked well, I wanted to try an egg white recipe b/c meringue powder is so much more expensive. But nope, your recipe is sooo much better--faster drying, colors blend smoothly, liquid doesn't weep out, etc.--that it's worth the extra cost. Thank you!